Key Program - Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations

Western Sydney University Key Program Code: KT2010.1

This version of the specialisation is available only to continuing or completing students.

Related Courses

2739.2 Bachelor of Business and Commerce

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Courses: YES, but restrictions apply.

This key program is accredited with the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI). This key program is designed for people who seek careers in human resource management and industrial relations. It provides a general business education in first year. In second and third years, specialist units provide students with a capacity for career positions that require the formation and implementation of employment relations policies and practices to meet organisational objectives and strategies. Graduates work in areas that focus on recruitment and selection, performance management, training and development, pay and benefits, equity and diversity management, agreement negotiation, dispute resolution, policy analysis and industrial advocacy.


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Key Program Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 240 credit points which includes compulsory units plus units associated with a particular business discipline (together making up the Key Program) and free elective units as outlined in the structure below. Students must complete a minimum of 60 credit points within their Key Program at level 3; for some Key Programs this may include a combination of core units and elective units.

Year 1


200336 Business Academic Skills
200571 Management Dynamics
200184 Introduction to Business Law
200101 Accounting Information for Managers


200300 Managing People at Work
200525 Principles of Economics
200083 Marketing Principles

Choose one of:

200032 Statistics for Business
200052 Introduction to Economic Methods

Year 2


200614 Enterprise Industrial Relations

Choose one of:

200607 Recruitment and Selection
200610 Employee Training and Development
200621 International Human Resource Management

And two electives


200611 Management of Employee Performance

Choose one of:

200612 Remuneration Theory and Practice
200613 Negotiation, Bargaining and Advocacy
200622 International and Comparative Employment Relations

Choose one of:

200150 Managing Diversity
200243 Work Employment and the Labour Market
200616 Workplace Behaviour
200617 Occupational Health and Safety

And one elective

Year 3


200615 Industrial Relations Strategy
200618 Human Resource Strategy

And two electives


Engaged Learning Unit (200575):

200575 Processes and Evaluation in Employment Relations

And three electives

Major and Sub-major elective spaces

Elective units may be used toward obtaining an additional approved major (80 credit points) or sub-major (40 credit points).

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